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YMCA One Orchard
3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   One Orchard Road, Singapore 238824, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #44 of 187 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Jakarta
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Room with windows”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stayed with my wife and two sons in the family room. One queen bed and one single bed.

The room is clean and the staff are friendly. Check in is fast, so is the check out.

What I like most about the room is it has windows. I can't stay in an air conditioned room without ventilation.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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YMCA-OneOrchard, Account Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Dear andrehyg,

Thank you for your kind review and for staying with us, it is much appreciated.

We are glad that check-in and check-out are prompt and that you found our staff to be friendly.

Do stay with us on your next trip to Singapore. We would improve accordingly to serve you better.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We spent three nights at the Y and found excellent value for our money. Yes small rooms but we spent most of our time out and about. Clean, quiet with good bathroom. Staff was friendly and the breakfast spread was better than expected. Short walk to the subway.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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YMCA-OneOrchard, Account Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Robert G,

Thank you for staying with us and for your compliments, It is our pleasure to be of service to you. We would like to provide friendly service and would improve accordingly to serve you better during your next stay with us.
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Tacoma, Washington
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I stayed YMCA One Orchard for our first trip to Singapore and we were not disappointed. Very helpful and pleasant staff, clean bathrooms and rooms with wifi, good breakfast. Very good location and easy walk to Plaza Singapura and Dhoby Ghaut MRT. Good place to stay for people who want to explore the beautiful Singapore at a reasonable price. The staff was able to get a taxi for us quickly so we can be on our way to Gardens by the bay. Loved Singapore right away and we're planning to go back soon!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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YMCA-OneOrchard, Account Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Mark_Liza,

Thank you for loving our little sunny island! It is our pleasure to be of service to you. As you have mentioned, we aim to provide value for money accommodation in the heart of the city.

We will love to welcome you back at YMCA @ One Orchard if given the opportunity.
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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Let's face it: Singapore accommodation is very expensive. So, when travelling with a family, it can really add up.

YMCA One Orchard is an inexpensive, clean and quiet location to stay that won't break your budget. We had a family room that was squashy but adequate. We were very grateful for the large pool at the end of the day. Breakfast was extremely basic, but OK.

The major reason you would stay here, other than the above, is location. It is extremely easy to get around Singapore from here. Dhoby Ghaut MRT station is 100 metres from the front door, and from here you can go easily to all the places you might want to visit. Get yourself an ez-link card and you can breeze in and out as you need.

Why else should you stay here?
* It is an easy walk up to Fort Canning Park, and then from there down to Clarke Quay - a nice way to start the day.
* We caught the MRT from Dhoby Ghaut to Ang Mio Kio, then bus to Singapore Zoo. A one way trip took around 1 hour total, and if you have ez-link the bus fare is a tiny additional amount to pay.
* We had dinner each night in Chinatown, which is a direct MRT from Dhoby Ghaut. Don't be distracted by the places outside the station - make your way to the amazing Maxwell Food Centre.
* We also went to the Singapore Flyer at 9.30 at night - no queues and few people - beautiful Singapore at night!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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YMCA-OneOrchard, Account Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear DadTravelOrganiser,

Thank you for staying with us and for your review. We are blessed with an ideal location near Dhoby Ghaut MRT.

We would improve accordingly to serve you better. We look forward to welcoming you back at YMCA @ One Orchard.
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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I had difficulty in deciding where to stay in Singapore and I'm very glad I chose the YMCA. The YMCA had everything I needed including a cafe on site, television, laundry service, wi-fi and swimming pool.

The breakfast and other meals were good although I decided to stick to the western style foods.
The location was very good being close to the National Museum, Dhoby Ghout MRT station, the Plaza Singapura shopping centre and I could walk to Raffles Hotel.

The staff were helpful and friendly and the laundry service was efficient. I found the cleaning staff to be very accommodating who agreed to come around at a different time when we needed access to our room.

I am pleased I chose to stay at the YMCA.

(I stayed for a week in late February/Early March)

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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YMCA-OneOrchard, Account Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear gnhansen29,

Thank you for staying with us and for your kind review, it is much appreciated. We are glad that you are pleased with your stay.

We would improve our services to serve you better and we welcome you to stay with us on your next trip to Singapore.
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were three work friends travelling together to Singapore for a girls trip. As we did not want to share beds, we found it quite difficult to get a room with 3 separate beds at a reasonable price. But the YMCA One @ Orchard was an option, and with mostly positive reviews, we decided to book a 4 night stay.

The room was clean and functional, and the hotel is in a great location for Singapore. A nice pool area is available for use. Checking in took longer than it should have, due to a trainee girl having to ask a lot of questions of the other regular staff, who didn't seem overly helpful at the time.

Negatives - It was intermittently noisy in the corridor, with groups of young people chatting, laughing and going in and out of their rooms. There is a gap from the bottom of the door to the floor, so light and noise comes in easily. Our family room, on the front side of the building, was facing the main road, so we could hear some traffic noise and the bus stopping at the bus-stop.

Breakfast was adequate, but nothing amazing. At least it was provided for free with the room. Wifi was also slow at times.

Overall, unless I required a triple room with separate beds, I would not stay here again. I usually stay at the Ibis Hotel in Bencoolen St., which I think for a bit more money, provides much better hotel front desk service and while the rooms are compact, as it's a fairly newish hotel, the furnishings are tastefully done.

As this YMCA provides other services to the community besides hotel rooms, hotel services and rooms are not their core business, and I think it shows, with the low level of customer service and general upkeep of the hotel building.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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YMCA-OneOrchard, Account Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Dear pepe_of_perth,

Thank you for staying with us, for your review and your feedback.

We would improve our service to serve you better. And we would love to welcome you back at our premises.
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Manila Philippines
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stayed here June 11 to 15. Reasonable price and strategically located in the heart of Orchard Road. Our room is always clean, buffet breakfast is good, concierge staff very accommodating.
Since Dhoby Ghaut station is just a few minutes walk, we were able to maximize our time roaming around.
YMCA is must to stay, value for your money.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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YMCA-OneOrchard, Account Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Wincarl,

Thank you for your kind review it is much appreciated. It is very pleasing to hear that there is 'never a dull moment' and it is a 'must to stay'.

We would improve our services to serve you better. And we welcome you to stay with us on your trip to Singapore.
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Additional Information about YMCA One Orchard

Address: One Orchard Road, Singapore 238824, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 187 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — YMCA One Orchard 3*
Number of rooms: 111
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